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MedKoo CAT#: 600129
Description: Diosgenin, a steroid sapogenin, is the product of hydrolysis by acids, strong bases, or enzymes of saponins, extracted from the tubers of Dioscorea wild yam, such as the Kokoro. The sugar-free (aglycone) diosgenin is used for the commercial synthesis of cortisone, pregnenolone, progesterone, and other steroid products. Diosgenin is the precursor for the semisynthesis of progesterone which in turn was used in early combined oral contraceptive pills. The unmodified steroid has estrogenic activity and can reduce the level of serum cholesterol. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diosgenin).
MedKoo Cat#: 600129
Chemical Formula: C27H42O3
Exact Mass: 414.3134
Molecular Weight: 414.62
Elemental Analysis: C, 78.21; H, 10.21; O, 11.58
IUPAC/Chemical Name: (3β,25R)-spirost-5-en-3-ol
InChi Key: WQLVFSAGQJTQCK-JJMMJHMNSA-N
InChi Code: InChI=1S/C27H42O3/c1-16-7-12-27(29-15-16)17(2)24-23(30-27)14-22-20-6-5-18-13-19(28)8-10-25(18,3)21(20)9-11-26(22,24)4/h5,16-17,19-24,28H,6-15H2,1-4H3/t16?,17-,19?,20+,21-,22-,23-,24-,25-,26-,27+/m0/s1
SMILES Code: [H][C@]1(O[C@@]2(OCC(C)CC2)[C@H]3C)C[C@@]4([H])[C@]5([H])CC=C6CC(O)CC[C@]6(C)[C@@]5([H])CC[C@]4(C)[C@]13[H]
Appearance: Solid powder
Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)
Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.
Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).
Solubility: Soluble in DMSO.
Shelf Life: >2 years if stored properly
Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO
Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).
HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001
The following data is based on the product molecular weight 414.62 Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to the degree of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.
|Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass||1 mg||5 mg||10 mg|
|1 mM||1.15 mL||5.76 mL||11.51 mL|
|5 mM||0.23 mL||1.15 mL||2.3 mL|
|10 mM||0.12 mL||0.58 mL||1.15 mL|
|50 mM||0.02 mL||0.12 mL||0.23 mL|
1: Tharaheswari M, Jayachandra Reddy N, Kumar R, Varshney KC, Kannan M, Sudha Rani S. Trigonelline and diosgenin attenuate ER stress, oxidative stress-mediated damage in pancreas and enhance adipose tissue PPARγ activity in type 2 diabetic rats. Mol Cell Biochem. 2014 Jul 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25070833.